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Summer in Winter

There is a store across the street from our Hannover, Germany, apartment that hangs this net of beach balls outside its store front every day of the year they are open, summer or winter.  I took this pic at the end of October last year but the balls were still there in December and January and then again this last summer.  I'm guessing they'll be out when we go back next week.

I wonder if anyone buys them during the winter or if they're meant to be hope for the Summer to come?




Summer in Winter

There is a store across the street from our Hannover, Germany, apartment that hangs this net of beach balls outside its store front every day of the year they are open, summer or winter.  I took this pic at the end of October last year but the balls were still there in December and January and then again this last summer.  I'm guessing they'll be out when we go back next week.

I wonder if anyone buys them during the winter or if they're meant to be hope for the Summer to come?




comments (17)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2006, 02:04
I'm 61, Kate, and I would gladly go out to play with you! smile I think beach balls have a way of making us all smile and feel young.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2006, 03:02
Fun and colorful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed! Thanks, Laurie.
  • Dreamwalker
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • 29 Nov 2006, 06:08
I love the colours, and they would look wonderful against the snow in winter. Not that I have much experience of snow smile
Ginnie Hart: HA. We'll get you some snow yet, DW! And when that happens, you won't know what hit you. These colorful balls will really come in handy then! smile
Nice colors. Reminds of my Graduation days. We used to play volley ball inside our hostel with these type of balls - every day one or other used to have a broken swollen finger. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sarthak. I think we all have memories with balls like these. smile
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 29 Nov 2006, 10:25
Very crazy mix of colours here

Suby
Ginnie Hart: Crazy colors, yes, Suby, but crazier still that these balls hang outside in the winter! Thanks for stopping by.
Beautiful! I love it!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Josie. You would! smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2006, 12:46
I think the storekeeper knows we need color year-round. smile Great macro shot.
Ginnie Hart: HA. Maybe you're right, Ruth. Thanks!

As Neil mentioned in his comment below, this actually is NOT a macro, Ruth, which I should have corrected in my first reply to you. But it IS a close-up, if that matters. smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Nov 2006, 13:41
nice and fresh colors
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your comment, Chantal.
Hiya Ginnie. This is a lovely shot and very colourful, but would like it even more if the colours jumped out just a touch more, just a little more brightness. It is always a pleasure to see your pictures. Very good composition and framing, excellent DOF. Presumably, if my calculation is correct, this was actually shot at a focal length of 35mm or 1x optical zoom and is not a macro shot as previously mentioned. Keep on shooting. Kindest regards, Neil.
Ginnie Hart: You're correct, Neil, that this was/is NOT a macro shot. HA! Since this was a pic from last year (when I was newer with photography than I am now!), I didn't even think of making it brighter, but you're definitely right. I could have done that...unless you want to feel a tad touch of winter to it. smile Actually, I almost didn't post it at all because I'm still iffy about the composition. If they're still hanging out there next week, I may have another go at it. But thanks for your kind comment, as always.
Good weapon to fight winter 'grayness'.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, El Dani. Thanks for stopping by.
I love me some Germany, I love to come back. Very friendly people. Nice shot, it crisp clear.
Ginnie Hart: If you ever come back, let me know, Dotun. smile Thanks for your comment.
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Nov 2006, 22:10
Ah, an ever-hopeful shopkeeper grin well spotted Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. I used to think the shopkeeper was just crazy but maybe not! smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Nov 2006, 22:54
Lovely colours and a very clear, interesting shot.

I suppose boys in Germany play football all year round, same as they do here, and their aim is to get just one ball into the back of the net. wink
Ginnie Hart: You've got a point there, Ellie. I'm guessing the little tykes start out with these light-weight balls and then move up to the tougher soccer balls? I'll have to ask my friend over there. She may know. I've wondered if the shopkeeper hangs that outside just as a prop to say he's open. Thanks for your comment, as always.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Nov 2006, 22:59
A beaut of a picture and a nice mix of colours
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Louis.
great capture ginnie. i love the different colours and patterns of the balls. great close up.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Genevieve. I guess this makes the Child come out in all of us! I like that. smile
  • Madretz
  • Bay Area
  • 23 Dec 2006, 02:39
Stunning colors, so playful!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly what we need for winter, right?! smile
This is a unique and fun image with a lot of pizazz.
Ginnie Hart: I always smile when I see this pic, Red Pen. Thanks for reminding me of it. smile

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